Dense Fog Advisory extended; why is it so foggy in Kansas City?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Dense Fog Advisory has been extended into Thursday as foggy skies continue to limit visibility for the Kansas City metro.

The National Weather Service has continued the advisory until noon Thursday for majoriy of counties in the Kansas City area.

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The advisory first started early Tuesday and continued to Wednesday before it was again expanded to Thursday.

But why is it so foggy that Kansas City almost looks like Seattle? And why is the fog sticking around so long?

FOX4 meteorologists said the cold air around the ground is meeting up with warmer air filtering in, already helping fog form.

That warmer air also has snow melting, which is pumping up the moisture in the atmosphere. Plus, low winds are keeping clouds hanging over the Kansas City area.

The increased moisture and low winds are partnering together to create this looming fog that has no where to go.

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It’s drastically limiting visibility for Kansas City-area. The NWS said visibility is down to one-quarter of a mile or less, making for hazardous driving conditions.

Experts say if you’re driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

The Kansas City area is the only region dealing with this fog. A lot of the Midwest and Southern Plains are in the same boat.

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